Life is a story. Write it.


Amazon runs this yearly contest, henceforth called “ABNA”, that draws in 10,000 books to compete for a grand prize of $50k and a contract with Amazon Publishing.  It’s a fantastic opportunity for indie authors.  There’s a lot of books to choose from these days, particularly in the indie scene, and sometimes even great books can get lost in the shuffle.  Any opportunity for an indie to get their book a chance to be seen, read, and hopefully rewarded for their effort is worth trying for.

The first round cut was announced today, and I’m happy to say I made it in!  8,000 books did not make the first-round cut.  The remaining 2,000 is spread evenly between the five genres.  On March 12th, these 2k books will be cut down to 500 (100 in each genre).  At this point, Publisher’s Weekly reviews the manuscript of all 500 books.  On April 16th…

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